deceiving quotes

Appearances are often deceiving.Aesop

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.Hannah Arendt

I wouldn't know how to fool a man any more. My deceiving days seem so long ago.Julie Burchill

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.Kofi Busia

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.Joseph Butler

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.Elias Canetti

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.Camillo di Cavour

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.F. M. Cornford

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.Frances Cornford

When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something... but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, that is when we join the fashionable madmen.Joan Didion

I feel very guilty doing magic because you're deceiving somebody.Jesse Eisenberg

Being a woman writer, I would be deceiving myself if I said I write completely through the eye of a man. There's nothing bad in it, but that does not make me a feminist writer. I hate that name. The tag is from the Western world - like we are called the Third World.Buchi Emecheta

If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home.Theodor Herzl

I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.Samuel Johnson

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.Carl Jung

Moreover, statistics can be deceiving: the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay.David Korten

It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public.George Henry Lewes

Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.John Morley

Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I think each player has an individual style. Each is concerned with giving the best to his team, and I think my best talent is dribbling and setting up goal situations, giving an assist or deceiving one of the other team's players.Ronaldinho